How to Make Chocolate Truffles

Turn your chocolate ganache into bite-sized truffles, following these tips.

This December, we’re going to show you how you can achieve great taste using everyone’s favorite treat: chocolate. This content was created in partnership with Food52. 

It’s the time of year that you’re surrounded by candy canes and chocolate treats. Maybe co-workers pass baked goods around the office, or neighbors drop off holiday cookies on the weekends.

This year, do them all one better by making your own chocolate truffles. It's easier than you think — just make a simple ganache, form it into truffles, and then coat them in whatever your heart desires. Watch our video below to see how it's done, and then head to the kitchen. You may want to double your first batch — these will go fast.

Live.Love.Lux Tip: Never worry about burnt chocolate with the Electrolux induction range — your heat will maintain a precise, even temperature thanks to exceptional temperature control.

Dark Chocolate Sauce

Servings: 1 cup

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Ingredients

6 ounces dark chocolate (about 1 cup finely chopped)

1/3 cup heavy cream, plus more as needed

Instructions

Put the chocolate and cream in a stainless steel bowl or the top half of a double boiler.

Set the bowl over a pot of barely simmering water and stir frequently until the chocolate is melted.

If the sauce looks curdled or too thick, stir in more cream gradually until the sauce is smooth and has the consistency and thickness you are looking for. If you are planning to serve the sauce over ice cream, spoon a little over some ice cream as a test, to see if it hardens just the right amount, or too much. Adjust the sauce with more cream (or milk or other flavorful liquid) as necessary.

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